Course Overview

Architecting on AWS covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course is designed to teach solutions architects how to optimize the use of the AWS cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions. Because architectural solutions may differ depending on industry, type of applications, and size of business, this course emphasizes AWS cloud best practices and recommended design patterns to help students think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS.

It also presents case studies throughout the course that showcase how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures and the strategies and services they implemented. Opportunities to build a variety of infrastructures via a guided, hands-on approach are also provided.


Who Should Attend
This course is intended for:

Solutions Architects
Solution Design Engineers


Course Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

Have taken AWS Technical Essentials
Working knowledge of distributed systems
Familiarity with general networking concepts
Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
Familiarity with cloud computing concepts


Course Objectives
This course is designed to teach you how to:

Make architectural decisions based on the AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices.
Leverage AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available.
Leverage AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure.
Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient in order to increase performance and reduce costs.
Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions.


Course Content
Module 1

Core AWS Knowledge
Core AWS Services
Designing Your Environment
Making Your Environment Highly Available
Module 2

Forklifting an Existing Application onto AWS
Event-Driven Scaling
Building a New Environment
Module 3

The Well-Architected Framework
Troubleshooting Your Environment
Large-Scale Design Patterns and Case Studies